Chiefs tackle Eric Winston calls fans behavior “sickening.”
One of the day’s biggest stories coming out of Sunday’s NFL games is how Kansas City Chiefs right tackle Eric Winston feels about a certain segment of his team’s fan base.
During his trip off the field fans could be heard cheering as to be brutally honest, Cassel is not the most popular player on the team.
After the game, Winston spoke out against those that decided to cheer for Cassel’s exit in comments that ran on Arrowhead Pride.
“Boo him all you want. Boo me all you want. Throw me under the bus. Tell me I’m doing a bad job. Say I gotta protect him more. Do whatever you want. Say whatever you want. But if you are one of those people, one of those people that were out there cheering or even smiled when he got knocked out, I just want to let you know, and I want everybody to know that I think it’s sickening and disgusting. We are not gladiators and this is not the Roman Coliseum. This is a game.
“I’ll sit here and I’ll answer all your questions for the next 30 minutes if you want to ask them and I’ll take all the responsibility I can take because I deserve it but don’t blame a guy, and don’t cheer for a guy who has done everything in his power to play as good as he can for the fans.
“It’s sickening. And I was embarrassed. I want every single one of you people to put this on your station and in your newspapers because I want every fan to know that. This is a game that’s going to cost us a lot down the road. That’s OK. We picked it, we deserve it and I don’t want your pity. But we have a lot of problems as a society if people think that’s OK.
“I’ll get off my soap box and you guys can ask any football question you want.”
Winston continued to speak on the subject via his Twitter account later in the evening.
“I’ve said what I wanted to say and I won’t be talking about it any further. I stand by what I have said. I believe what I said.”
“I won’t RT some of the mentions I got but I encourage people to go thru them. To the vast majority of you, thank you for the support!!”
“Obviously I know not all 70k were cheering. And please don’t act like the cheering started when Quinn came in.”
Now that Cassel officially has a concussion, Brady Quinn needs to step and prove he can be the guy. Because if he can’t, this will end up being yet another case of being careful of what you wish for.